The following product is a book. It can be a class book, shared writing activity, or students can make individual books. There are 20 different animal choices within the product. (The books can be realistic or silly) The animal will be manipulated on each page so that the students are “acting out” the verbs in the book.
Then each student completes their book by filling in the blanks with their animal word and a verb. For example: If they pick a snake it may say, “The snake gazes out the window.” There is also a blank version of the book; therefore, the book can be differentiated for the different needs within your class.
This lesson is meant to support student acquisition and usage of verbs when reading and writing. It can also support lessons that highlight “shades of meaning” and vocabulary. Examples are provided within the direction pages.